A Prophet


Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena (Tahar Rahim) is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.

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  1. Jacques Audiard

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Thomas Bidegain


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tahar Rahim

    Tahar Rahim

    Malik El Djebena

  2. Niels Arestrup

    Niels Arestrup

    César Luciani

  3. Adel Bencherif

    Adel Bencherif


  4. HY

    Hichem Yacoubi


  5. Reda Kateb

    Reda Kateb


  6. Jean-Philippe Ricci

    Jean-Philippe Ricci


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Movie Data


Original Title Un prophète

Status Released

Original Language French

Runtime 2h 35m

Budget $13,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 26, 2009
    R, Theatrical



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A review by Andres Gomez

By Andres Gomez

Great movie in all aspects; great story and script, great cast and great performances.

One of the best movies I've watched lately.

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